Here's How You Can Keep it Smooth
Use Your Curtains WiselyThe sun offers an unlimited source of free thermal energy, so why not use it? By opening up the curtains on your south-facing windows during the day, you can bring free heat into your home, taking much of the burden off your furnace. Just be sure to close the curtains at night to keep the heat inside.
Take Advantage of Your Ceiling FanIt may sound counterproductive, but actually, using your ceiling fan during the winter is a great way to circulate warm air throughout your home. Just locate the toggle switch at the base of the fan to reverse the direction of the blades and bring the heated air from the top of the room down where you can feel it.
Invest in a Programmable ThermostatJust lowering the temperature by a few degrees at night or while your out can save you a lot of money on heating costs. Investing in a programmable thermostat if you don't have one is a great way to reduce wasted energy. A programmable thermostat allows you to create a heating program based around your own schedule and some can even highlight opportunities where you can save even more energy.
Check and Replace Your Air FilterA clogged air filter can lead to a wide range of issues, including decreased efficiency. When an air filter becomes too clogged, airflow in and out of the furnace is restricted, forcing it to work much harder than it should. We recommend changing your air filter every 1-3 months during the heating season.
Make Sure Ducts are SealedIt has been estimated that up to 30% of heated air can escape through faulty ducts? This is why it is important to have your air ducts tested and sealed accordingly. When your ducts are working properly, you avoid wasted energy.
Schedule Annual Inspections and Tune-UpsScheduling annual maintenance and other essential furnace services in Columbus, MN is perhaps the best way to ensure that your furnace is running smoothly. During your maintenance visit, a professional HVAC technician will thoroughly inspect your system to locate and fix minor issues before they become major. This ensures that your furnace is efficient and effective while extending its service life.
To schedule your furnace maintenance, contact Air Mechanical Heating, Cooling, & Plumbing.